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Blas, J., and G. D. Fairhurst. 2021. Chapter 38 – Stress ecophysiology. Pgs. 1029-1078 in Sturkie’s Avian Physiology, Seventh Edition (C. G. Scanes and S. Dridi, eds.). Academic Press. In press. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-819770-7.00003-7


Akhter, F., G. D. Fairhurst, P. E. R. Blanchard, K. L. Machin, R. I. R. Blyth, J. Thompson, J. McLeod, R. Feng, C. Soos. 2020. Experimental variation in the spatial deposition of trace metals in feathers revealed using synchrotron x-ray fluorescence. X-Ray Spectrometry, 49(4):471-479. DOI: 10.1002/xrs.3140

Champoux, L., J.-F. Rail, M. Houde, M. Giraudo, E. Lacaze, C. D. Franci, G. D. Fairhurst, K. A. Hobson, P. Brousseau, M. Guillemette, D. Pelletier, W. A. Montevecchi, S. Lair, J. Verreault, and C. Soos. 2020. An investigation of physiological effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on a long-distance migratory seabird, the northern gannet. Marine Pollution Bulletin 153:110953. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.110953


Griebel, I. A., G. D. Fairhurst, T. A. Marchant, and R. G. Clark. 2019. Effects of parental and nest-site characteristics on nestling quality in the Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor). Canadian Journal of Zoology 97(1):63-71. DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2018-0109


Hudin, N. S., A. Teyssier, J. Aerts, G. D. Fairhurst, D. Strubbe, J, White, L. De Neve, and L. Lens. 2018. Do wild-caught urban house sparrows show desensitized stress responses to a novel stressor?. Biology Open 2018: bio.031849. DOI: 10.1242/bio.031849

Johns, D. W., T. A. Marchant, G. D. Fairhurst, J. R. Speakman, and R. G. Clark. 2018. Biomarker of burden: Feather corticosterone reflects energetic expenditure and allostatic overload in captive waterfowl. Functional Ecology 32(2):345-357. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12988


Fairhurst, G. D., L. Champoux, K. A. Hobson, J.-F. Rail, J. Verreault, M. Guillemette, W. A. Montevecchi, P. Brousseau, and C. Soos. 2017. Feather corticosterone during non-breeding correlates with multiple measures of physiology during subsequent breeding in a migratory seabird. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 208:1-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2017.02.024

Hudin, N. S., L. De Neve, D. Strubbe, G. D. Fairhurst, C. Vangestel, W. Peach, and L. Lens. 2017. Supplementary feeding increases nestling feather corticosterone early in the breeding season in house sparrows. Ecology and Evolution 7(16):6163-6171. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3114


Sorensen, M. C., G. D. Fairhurst, S. Jenni-Eiermann, J. Newton, E. Yohannes, and C. N. Spottiswoode. 2016. Seasonal rainfall at long-term migratory staging sites is associated with altered carry-over effects in a Palearctic-African migratory bird. BMC Ecology 16:41. DOI: 10.1186/s12898-016-0096-6

Boves, T. J., G. D. Fairhurst, C. S. Rushing, and D. A. Buehler. 2016. Feather corticosterone levels are related to age and future body condition, but not to subsequent fitness, in a declining migratory songbird. Conservation Physiology 4(1):cow041. DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cow041

Romero, L. M., and G. D. Fairhurst. 2016. Measuring corticosterone in feathers: strengths, limitations, and suggestions for the future. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 202:112-122. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2016.05.002

Sorensen, M. C., M. Asghar, S. Bensch, G. D. Fairhurst, S. Jenni-Eiermann, and C. N. Spottiswoode. 2016. A rare study from the wintering grounds provides insight into the costs of malaria infection for migratory birds. Journal of Avian Biology 47(4):575-582. DOI: 10.1111/jav.00870


Fairhurst, G. D., N. Damore, and M. W. Butler. 2015. Feather corticosterone levels independent of developmental immune challenges predict carotenoid-based, but not melanin-based, traits at adulthood. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 132(4):863-877. DOI: 10.1642/AUK-15-34.1

Fairhurst, G. D., L. L. Berzins, D. W. Bradley, A. J. Laughlin, A. Romano, M. Romano, C. Scandolara, R. Ambrosini, R. D. Dawson, P. O. Dunn, K. A. Hobson, F. Liechti, T. A. Marchant, D. R. Norris, D. Rubolini, N. Saino, C. M. Taylor, L. A. Whittingham, and R. G. Clark. 2015. Assessing costs of carrying geolocators using feather corticosterone in two species of aerial insectivore. Royal Society Open Science 2:150004. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150004

Rosendahl Larsen, T., G. D. Fairhurst, S. De Baere, S. Croubels, W. Müller, L. De Neve, and Luc Lens. 2015. Novel insights into relationships between egg corticosterone and timing of breeding revealed by LC-MS/MS. Journal of Avian Biology 46(6):643-647. DOI: 10.1111/jav.00735

Fairhurst, G. D., A. L. Bond, K. A. Hobson, and R. A. Ronconi. 2015. Feather-based measures reveal a relationship between trophic position and physiology in a pelagic seabird over a 153-year period. Ibis 157(2):273-283. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12232

Saino, N., D. Rubolini, R. Ambrosini, M. Romano, C. Scandolara, G. D. Fairhurst, M. Caprioli, A. Romano, B. Sicurella, and F. Liechti. 2015. Light-level geolocators reveal covariation between winter plumage molt and phenology in a trans-Saharan migratory bird. Oecologia 178(4):1105-1112. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-015-3299-1

De Baere, S., T. Rosendahl Larson, M. Devreese, P. De Backer, L. De Neve, G. Fairhurst, L. Lens, and S. Croubels. 2015. The use of LC-MS-MS as an alternative for currently available immunoassay methods to quantitate corticosterone in egg yolk and albumen. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 407(15):4351-4362. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-014-8269-7


Fairhurst, G. D., R. D. Dawson, H. van Oort, and G. R. Bortolotti. 2014. Synchronizing feather-based measures of corticosterone and carotenoid-dependent signals: what relationships do we expect? Oecologia 174(3):689-698. [wpdm_file id=1] DOI: 10.1007/s00442-013-2830-5

Harriman, V. B., R. D. Dawson, R. G. Clark, G. D. Fairhurst, and G. R. Bortolotti. 2014. Seasonal effects of nest parasites on nestling tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Canadian Journal of Zoology 92(2):87-96.[wpdm_file id=2] DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2013-0209


Fairhurst, G. D., T. A. Marchant, C. Soos, K. L. Machin, and R. G. Clark. 2013. Experimental relationships between plasma- and feather-levels of corticosterone in a free-living bird. Journal of Experimental Biology 216(21):4071-4081. [wpdm_file id=3] DOI: 10.1242/jeb.091280

Fairhurst, G. D., M. Vögeli, D. Serrano, A. Delgado, J. L. Tella, and G. R. Bortolotti. 2013. Can synchronizing feather-based measures of corticosterone and stable isotopes help us better understand habitat-physiology relationships? Oecologia 173(3):731-743. [wpdm_file id=4] 10.1007/s00442-013-2678-8

Grava, T., G. D. Fairhurst, M. T. Avey, A. Grava, J. Bradley, J. L. Avis, G. R. Bortolotti, C. B. Sturdy, and K. A. Otter. 2013. Habitat quality affects early physiology and subsequent neuromotor development of juvenile black-capped chickadees. PLoS ONE 8(8):e71852.[wpdm_file id=5] DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0071852


Fairhurst, G. D., G. D. Treen, R. G. Clark, and G. R. Bortolotti. 2012. Post-natal corticosterone response to nest microclimate in an altricial bird. Canadian Journal of Zoology 90(12):1422-1430. [wpdm_file id=6] DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2012-0096

Fairhurst, G. D., J. Navarro, J. González-Solís, T. A. Marchant, and G. R. Bortolotti. 2011. Feather corticosterone of a nestling seabird reveals consequences of sex-specific parental investment. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279(1726):177-184.[wpdm_file id=7] DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0884

2011 and earlier

Fairhurst, G. D., M. D. Frey, J. F. Reichert, I. Szelest, D. M. Kelly, and G. R. Bortolotti. 2011. Does environmental enrichment reduce stress? An integrated measure of corticosterone from feathers provides a novel perspective. PLoS ONE 6(3):e17663. [wpdm_file id=8] DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017663

Harms, N. J., G. D. Fairhurst, G. R. Bortolotti, and J. E. G. Smits. 2010. Variation in immune function, body condition, and feather corticosterone in nestling Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) on reclaimed wetlands in the Athabasca oil sands, Alberta, Canada. Environmental Pollution 158(3):841-848. [wpdm_file id=9] DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2009.09.025

Bechard, M.J. , G. D. Fairhurst, and G. S. Kaltenecker. 2006. Occupancy, productivity, turnover, and dispersal of northern goshawks in portions of the northern Great Basin. Studies in Avian Biology 31:100-108. [wpdm_file id=10]

Fairhurst, G. D., and M. J. Bechard. 2005. Relationships between winter and spring weather and northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) reproduction in northern Nevada. Journal of Raptor Research 39(3):229-236. [wpdm_file id=11]